Spirit Tree dontations from Oct. 10-31 will benefit Captains for Clean Water
Spirit Tree dontations from Oct. 10-31 will benefit Captains for Clean Water
In The Garden – Sanibel’s Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom -- has plated a spirit tree that benefits local non-profits. The Olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity. Spirit tree donations from Oct. 10-31 will benefit Captains for Clean Water.

Canvas spirit tree tags can be purchased at the garden center gift shop for $5. Purchasers can write well-wishes or blessings on the tags and attach them to the tree. All tag sales will be donated to Captains for Clean Water. In The Garden will match all tag sales and anyone who purchases a tag will receive a free two-inch succulent.

“Water is our island’s most valuable resource,” said Lisa Walsh, owner of In The Garden and R.S. Walsh Landscaping. “Captains for Clean Water shares our goal of protecting the well-being of our estuaries, the health of our local ecology and the quality of life for those that live, play, and stay on our islands.”

Captains for Clean Water is grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that advocates for the elimination of harmful, large-scale Lake Okeechobee discharges into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River Estuaries by restoring the natural flow of Lake Okeechobee water south into the Everglades and Florida Bay. Restoring the natural southern flow of Lake Okeechobee water is essential to the survival of our estuaries, the health of the Everglades, and the long-term viability of South Florida’s largest drinking water source.

R.S. Walsh Landscaping is a family-owned and operated, full-service landscape design-build Company specializing in landscape design, installation, and maintenance. For more than 30 years, R.S. Walsh has been committed to superior workmanship, the highest standard of materials and the constant pursuit of excellence. R.S. Walsh In The Garden – Retail Garden Center & Outdoor Showroom is located at 3889 Sanibel Captiva Road, across from the Sanibel School, and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call (239) 395-5859 or visit www.rswalsh.com.